Contents Introduction....Starting Up ....Menu Bar .
Introduction With the convenient Voice Editor, you can use a computer to edit your synthesizer's voices and effects. The graphical user interface makes editing easy and intuitive - letting you use your computer keyboard and mouse to control and change the various parameters from the onscreen sliders, switches, buttons, and so on.
Starting Up After installing the Voice Editor and making the required connections, follow the instructions below to start the Voice Editor. Windows Start Voice Editor by starting the host application (refer to the Installation Guide) and choosing “Voice Editor for S08” from the “Plug-in” menu. This is an example of the included sequence software.
Save Library As... (Save As) Lets you save the Library ﬁle under a new or different name. Close (Macintosh only) Close the window. This is the same as the “Close” box in the Title Bar. Edit Windows Macintosh Copy Copies the selected voice to the clipboard. If nothing is selected, this item is grayed out. Paste Copies the voice from the clipboard to Voice Editor.
Setup (Windows) / MIDI (Macintosh) Windows Macintosh Setup (Editor Setup) This is the same as the “Editor Setup” button in the toolbar (page 10). Transmit Bulk... (Transmit) This is the same as the “Transmit” button in the toolbar (page 11). Receive Bulk...
The Library Window When you start Voice Editor, you will ﬁrst see the Library Window consisting of the “Normal” and “Drums” tabs, each representing the voice type. Each tab lists all the names, numbers and categories of voices in the selected voice type group. When you choose to edit a voice from the Library Window by double-clicking it, the Edit Window for that voice will be opened.
Viewing Just the Voice Names (Windows) You can view just the names of all voices in the group without their “Number” and “Category” information. To do this, right-click on any part of the voice list and choose “List.” This may be useful when choosing voices quickly, since you will have less scrolling to do.
The Toolbar 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 “Open” button Click this to open the “Open File” dialog and select a Library ﬁle to open. “Open Dialog Select the desired Library ﬁle (extension: .S6V) and click [Open]. The contents of the selected ﬁle are indicated in the Library Window.
2 “Save” button Click this to save the existing Library ﬁle with your new settings. If you are working on a new ﬁle, this button will open the “Save As” dialog, where you can name and save your settings as a new Library ﬁle (*.S6V).
3 “Editor Setup” button Click this to open the “Editor Setup” dialog and specify the MIDI Out port settings. “Editor Setup” Dialog This is where you set up the Voice Editor to allow the transmission of voice data to your synthesizer.
4 “Transmit” button Click this to open the “Transmit” dialog to transmit all settings to your synthesizer. “Transmit” Dialog Voice data can be transmitted in bulk to your synthesizer. Click the [Start] button to begin transmitting the data. The progress bar shows how much of the data has been transmitted. Finally, click the [Close] button to quit the dialog.
5“Receive” button Click this to open the “Receive” dialog to receive all settings from your synthesizer. “Receive” Dialog Voice data can be received in bulk from your synthesizer. Select the bulk voice data you wish to receive, then click the [Start] button. The progress bar shows how much of the data has been received.
8 “Import” button Click this to open the “Import” dialog and import voices from an existing Library ﬁle. You can drag-and-drop voices to the Library Window. More than one of these dialogs can be opened simultaneously. “Import” Dialog 1 “File name:”....Shows the name of the Library ﬁle from which you will import voice data.
The Edit Window There are two types of voices you can edit using Voice Editor: Normal Voices and Drum Voices. In the Library Window, click the tab containing the Normal Voice or Drum Voice that you wish to edit. Then double-click the voice (or select it and click the “Edit Window” button) to open the Edit Window.
3 [Store] button ...Click this to store your edited voice in the location speciﬁed above. After storing to a Library ﬁle, the data for the original voice will be overwritten when you save the Library ﬁle. It is recommended that you back up important data. The “Store”...
4 PITCH BEND Sets the range for the pitch bend wheel. 5 PORTAMENTO unit Use the switch to enable/disable portamento and the “TIME” knob to specify the portamento time. 6 CONTROL The followings can be set for the modulation wheel (MW) and assignable controller 1 (AC1). CUTOFF: the depth of control over the ﬁlter cutoff frequency PM: the depth of control over the pitch modulation FM: the depth of control over the ﬁlter cutoff modulation...
3 Wave Click these to open the “Wave List” dialog and select a wave. For waves in the Wave List numbered 001 through 029 and 521, the following parameters can be adjusted: • Note Shift • Note Limit Low/High • Velocity Limit Low/High •...
6 LFO AMPLITUDE knob Use this to set the amplitude modulation depth of the LFO. You can also enter a value directly in the text box to the left of the knob. 7 MIX knobs Sets the output level (LEVEL) and pan setting (PAN). 8 [DETAIL] button Click this to open the “EL Detail”...
PITCH EG Settings The PITCH EG (Envelope Generator) determines the transition in pitch while the key is being held down. There are ﬁve square marks, each controlling a different stage in the envelope. The ﬁrst square mark (furthest to the left) controls the “Initial Level.” The second controls the “Attack Rate/Level.”...
■ Variation Effect Unit 1 LEVEL Sets the output level of the all elements sent to the Variation Effect unit. 2 TYPE Click on the text box and choose the type of Variation Effect. 3 DRY/WET Sets the Dry/Wet balance. 4 DETAIL Click this to set the exact parameters for the respective Variation Effect via the “VARIATION EFFECT”...
Drum Voice Edit Window & º ¡ ™ 1 KEY Shows the note name to be edited. 2 Keyboard Click on the keyboard to specify note assigned to the wave you are editing. 3 VOICE This shows the name and instrument category of the drum kit. You can also rename your edited drum kit and change the instrument category from the pull-down menu.
8 RESO Sets the LFO Resonance level. 9 ATTACK Sets the Attack Rate. ) DECAY1 Set the Decay1 Rate. ! DECAY2 Set the Decay2 Rate. @ LEVEL Sets the output level of the wave. # PAN Sets the Pan setting. $ REVERB Sets the Reverb Send Level.
OMS Settings (Macintosh) The Voice Editor software uses OMS (Open Music System) for MIDI input/output. To use the Voice Editor software, OMS must be installed beforehand. For information about installing OMS, refer to the separate Installation Guide. About OMS Voice Editor uses the OMS (Open Music System) to transfer MIDI data to an external MIDI device. OMS is a system extension that goes in the Mac OS System folder, designed to manage the MIDI data stream (input &...
OMS Port Setup Having set up OMS, you now need to start up Voice Editor and set the OMS ports. First, start up Voice Editor by double-clicking its icon. If AppleTalk is enabled, you will get an alert message. Click “OFF.” It will take some time for AppleTalk to be disabled.
An Example of Voice Editor in Use There is no single way in which to use the many components in Voice Editor. Although your editing needs may differ, in any case, the following gives a step-by-step example of how to use Voice Editor.
Troubleshooting If you encounter problems such as no sound output or abnormal behavior, verify the connections before checking the following. If you are using Voice Editor for Windows, refer to the host application's owner’s manual (online manual) too. <Macintosh> <Windows> The printer port is not recognized.